Give Your Plain Clothes A Makeover With Our Colourful Fabric Paint and Dyes
As a top Australian art supplies store, Riot Art & Craft have got your next fabric paint project covered with our dazzling range of quality paints and dyes for every type of project.
We've got a huge assortment of fabric paints, fabric paint sets and tie dye sets by leading brand Design Line to kickstart your fun. Choose from a range of bright colours, including 3D, shimmery and fun glow-in-the-dark paint sets. All of our fabric paints are safe and washable.
Shopping for fabric paint is easy! Simply browse our products via the handy filters and add items to the shopping cart for checkout. We've got Afterpay and Zip Pay available to help you pay for your items and free shipping across Australia for orders over $99.
Put our awesome fabric paints and dyes on your wishlist today and spend a crafternoon adding a splash of colour to your home or wardrobe.
Different Fabric Paints
Fabric paint is thinner than acrylic paint, designed to be used on wearable fabric, is usually heat set by ironing and comes in a range of types:
- Liquid - to easily create details and fine lines
- Spray - to cover a stencil or large area
- Fabric markers - to easily create intricate designs without the mess
- Dimensional - to add texture
Choose The Right Fabric Paint For Your DIY Project
Fabric painting is a quick, easy and affordable way to give your home or clothes a makeover but it's important to choose the right paint for your project. Ask yourself:
- How transparent or opaque do you want the finished result?
- Will you be covering a large area? Use liquid or spray.
- Do you have a complex design? Use fabric markers for to apply details with ease.
- Do you want texture? Try our Design Line 3D fabric paint.
Fabric Painting Techniques
Try out these fabric painting techniques to add interest to old t-shirts or home decor items:
- Wet into wet
- Salt technique
- Roller painting
- Tie Dye
- Screen Printing
Right Tools For Fabric Painting
Make sure you've got the right tools before you start any fabric painting project:
Fabric Painting Designs
If you're just starting out with fabric paint, there's plenty of stencils and tutorials online to inspire you and help you to create an incredible design. Try browsing sites such as Pinterest, Youtube and Etsy for an almost endless supply of expert advice and design ideas to get the imagination firing.
Embellishing Your Design
Adding some embellishments to your fabric paint project is one of the most enjoyable parts of fabric dyeing! The sky is the limit for what you can put onto your newly coloured items. Consider:
- Needlecraft such as patchwork, embroidery or applique
- Pom poms
We've got a wonderful range of embellishments for every type of craft project, including fabric painting.
What About Tie Dyeing - Creative And Fun For Everyone
Tie dyeing is a fun and immersive experience for kids and adults alike and involves tying fabric into knots and dipping into a dye bath to create interesting and creative designs.
Our handy tie dye kits by Design Line make it super easy to revamp your wardrobe or upholstery fabrics and come with a selection of fun dye colours, gloves, rubber bands and instruction manual to guide you every step of the way.
It's All About Colours!
You can't do fabric painting and tie dyeing without a whole load of colour! We stock an extensive range of bright, vibrant fabric paints to suit whatever project you have in mind. We've got:
- Bright and bold matte
- Shimmery, glittery colours
- Soft pastels
- Neon for glow in the dark (perfect for special occasions like Halloween or Easter!)
Frequently Asked Questions About Fabric Paints
What Kind Of Paint Can I Use On Fabric?
The only kind of paint that's suitable to use on fabric is specially designed fabric paint. It's:
- Able to be washed without coming off
- Safe to be worn on skin
- Won't crack or flake in water or over time
- Soft and can be applied to clothes, shoes, bags and more
How Can I Permanently Paint On Fabric?
To paint on fabric without fear of it ever coming off, you'll need some permanent fabric paint. It's:
- Designed to be washable
- Never come off fabric
- Be soft and flexible
- Be brushable
Our fabric paint set from Design Line is permanent and comes in a selection of assorted colours to inspire you.
Does Fabric Paint Wash Out?
No, fabric paint is specially formulated to be washable and able to withstand both wear and water without cracking, peeling or fading. Most fabric dyes will need to be set before washing so leave your fabric lying flat for at least 72 hours and wait until completely dry to wear and wash.
What Should I Do Before I Tie Dye?
There's some important steps to follow before beginning a tie dye project:
- Pick a plain white fabric item to dye
- Soak fabric in warm water or soda ash for better absorption
- Wring and lay flat
- Choose your stencils
- Prepare dye
- Tie fabric with rubber bands
- Apply dye